I haven’t had any quilt projects to blog about lately, so I have been taking a little break from blogging. Instead I have been busy repainting half the rooms in my house. I’m still finishing up, putting things back into place and cleaning up. I have one room left to finish. So that means I have been pretty busy for the past week and a half, but have nothing to show for it. I will get to that, but in the meantime I can finish up with showing you my summer knitting projects. I don’t think I have ever been quite so obsessed with starting and finishing sweaters. That phase has come to a grinding halt with all my painting, but I’m sure the long winter that is coming will provide plenty of time for that!
First one up, the Sage Remedy Top by Sarah Shepherd.
Don’t you love this neckline?
I also love the back of the sweater, as if the front didn’t already sell me on the design!
As usual, I changed the design a bit, as the original is less fitted. (photos taken from Ravelry, from the pattern page.
It was a fun pattern to knit, though figuring out the changes was a little bit of a challenge for me. I don’t know if anyone will notice, unless they look at the underarms of my sweater. I’ll just have to remember to keep my arms down so no one sees my mistakes!
Click here to see the Ravelry details. The yarn is a new one by Classic Elite called Cricket. I would definitely use this yarn again.
Next up is a scarf. I rarely make scarves because I never seem to get them finished. This was my car project and it took me over a year to finish.
Despite the fact that I don’t usually wear scarves, I wanted to make a project with this yarn because I got it as a souvenir on one of our trips. (The trip was in 2007, so I really put off working on it.)
I was in Calgary teaching at a quilt shop there. After I finished my work, we rented a car and drove from Banff and up to Jasper. We stopped at Lake Louise and I discovered a sweater shop in the Chateau. The already-made sweaters were $600 each and absolutely beautiful. $600 is more than I would ever spend for a sweater, so I bought enough to make a scarf.
The yarn is from Quivick and is made from the Alaskan Musk Ox. It is supposedly the warmest fiber in the work.
Though I could make use of a really warm garment, my reason for buying the yarn was that I wanted a souvenir from our trip. This area was one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. In this photo, you can see the Chateau in the background.
Everywhere you go, there are lakes of colors I have never seen before in nature.
I have loved turquoisey-blue ever since (as you can probably tell!) The thought of such a place, just makes me smile!
The rest of the details can be found here. The pattern is the Falling Water Lace Scarf by Bonnie Sennott.
I also have to include a project with cables, as you know they are my favorite.
The pattern is called Sunlit, by Kim Hargreaves Hargreaves.
I love this neckline – and designs with raglan sleeves. They are so much more flattering – in my opinion.
The yarn is Sublime Soya Cotton and was really nice to work with. It has such wonderful drape and it’s very soft.
Before I go, I want to thank all of you for the nice comments on my knitting. I never even used to show my project on the blog, but several of you have commented that you have tried knitting after seeing my projects. I’ve also had several of you say the same after seeing my quilts. My favorite comments are when I hear about a daughter, granddaughter, etc who wants to start quilting or knitting after seeing a project here. That just makes my day, so thanks for sharing!
That’s all for today – my front door needs another coat of paint!